Senator John McCain appeared on This Week today from Afghanistan, but before getting onto matters of foreign policy, he weighed in on the Republican contest going on in the United States and continued to speak out forcefully on an issue that has been part of his political identity for over a decade: campaign finance reform. McCain has not been the biggest fan of Super PACs, and McCain today blasted the Supreme Court for its decision in the Citizens United case two years ago.
When Jake Tapper asked McCain about how the GOP’s divisive contest may end up handing the election to President Obama, McCain admitted he was concerned about that possibility, but explained that despite all the negativity in the race, it really boils down to the influence of Super PACs.
“I’ve been in very tough campaigns. I don’t think I’ve seen one that was as personal and as characterized by so many attacks as these are. And, quite frankly, one of the reasons is the Super PACs. And why do we have the Super PACs? Because of the ignorance and naïvete of the United States Supreme Court in the Citizens United campaign.”
Watch the video below, courtesy of ABC:
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